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German Parachutists in Combermere Park!

by Genevieve

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Genevieve
People in story: 
John Peake
Location of story: 
Combermere Park Shropshire
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A5534039
Contributed on: 
05 September 2005

The Home Guard in the village was mobilised when there was a report of German Parachutists landing in Combermere Park. They were all in a state of high alert only to find when arriving that in fact the ‘parachutists’ were a flock of swans!

This story was submitted to the People's War site by Lis Edwards of the BBC Radio Shropshire CSV action desk on behalf of John Peake, and has been added to the site with his permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

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